What is the future of Digital Scholarship? (or, 'the missing part of the cycle of productivity' of Higher Ed)

March 31, 2017 by | Technology

This post builds on my previous writing, What is Digital Scholarship? In today’s installment about Digital Scholarship, I feature a 2013 EDUCAUSE article written by Ed Ayers, “Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?”  In this piece Ayers, President of the University of Richmond and National Humanities Medalist, explores concerns about how the primary activities of


Top 5 Reasons to Use Lynda.com in Blackboard

March 27, 2017 by | Technology

More than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry expert Lynda.com is free for Chapman Instructors and students Instructors can find and use the videos through Blackboard’s Mashup tool Instructors can track students’ progress in the Grade Center By incorporating Lynda.com content into Blackboard instructors provide easy access for students Please visit


What is Digital Scholarship? explaining my role on our campus

March 24, 2017 by | Technology

When I travel to conferences I often get questions about my title (Associate Director of Digital Scholarship) and what I do at Chapman, but I also get questions about what I do from within the university. So I thought I would explain a bit more about that in my blogpost today… First, let’s start with


New Tools for Blackboard with how-to links

March 2, 2017 by | Technology

This Spring we’ve added many new tools to Blackboard, to increase the ease of use of the software, and to streamline integrations with other cloud-based platforms.  Below are links to the instructions for how to use these new tools.  If you would like, you can also schedule a personal training session with our Blackboard Support


New for Spring 2017!

January 23, 2017 by | Technology

We’re rolling out several new tools for Blackboard, for Spring semester.  Some of those tools are: ePortfolios in Blackboard Quickly Attendance Tool Content Collection (a new way to store your course materials) An improved Lynda.com integration And last but not least, check out our new Blackboard logo, designed by Chapman’s Ideation Lab team!:


Submit your grades and enjoy your Holiday Break! 2016-17

December 20, 2016 by | Uncategorized

All fall semester grades are due Monday, January 2, 2017, but why wait! Online grade submission must be done through my.chapman.edu; grades entered into Blackboard are not considered official and are not applied to student records. For step-by-step instructions on how to assign final grades please download the PDF below. Also, for more training and


teaching Buck v Bell an argument for the relevance of History

October 31, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Last week I taught my students about the Buck v Bell Supreme Court case during a history lesson about the eugenics movement.  I was surprised to learn that not one student in the room had heard of eugenicist Harry Laughlin or of Carrie Buck or of the involuntary sterilization of tens of thousands


Qualtrics kicking off the student pilot project

October 19, 2016 by | Technology

Up to now, Qualtrics software (for surveys and polls) has only been available to Faculty and Staff at Chapman.  This Fall we will be running a pilot project for student researchers to have Qualtrics access.  For those who would like to participate, there is a Pilot Project Kickoff Meeting in BK 201 from 11-12 on

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